Influenced by contemporary playwright Leah Nanako Winkler’s own experiences of growing up in such seemingly disparate locations as Kamakura, Japan, and Lexington, Kentucky, Hot Asian Doctor Husband follows Emi, a twentysomething biracial woman whose free-spirited existence is shaken by the sudden death of her Japanese mother. Reeling from the loss, Emi resolves to honor her mother’s heritage by breaking up with her long-term white boyfriend for a chance at romance with a stereotypical ideal, the titular hot Asian doctor. What follows is a rollicking upending of cultural conventions and racial tropes, reinforcing the notion that personality is too peculiar to ever be relegated to rote social expectations. Under the skillful direction of Seonjae Kim, this world premiere rom-com from Theater Mu boasts a standout cast headlined by Meghan Kreidler with supporting turns by Damian Leverett, Eric Sharp, and Sun Mee Chomet. Find tickets and more details at www.theatermu.org.
PROMOTIONAL EVENT DESCRIPTION This summer's highly anticipated romantic comedy is finally here!
Following the sudden death of her Japanese mother, Emi, a twenty-something biracial woman, begins to urgently question her own legacy. Afraid she's whitewashing her Asian culture, being solely responsible for, she dumps her perfect white boyfriend in pursuit of a hot Asian doctor husband. Nobody is what they appear in this highly theatrical comedy that asks questions: is love truly blind? Or are our relationships just a carefully curated conglomeration of our own racial bias?
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